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MiLK. Mobile Learning Kit

Polson, Debra, Wong, Yang, & Heng, Shu-Min (2008) MiLK. Mobile Learning Kit. [Digital/Creative Work]

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Description

The Mobile Learning Kit is a new digital learning application that allows students and teachers to compose, publish, discuss and evaluate their own mobile learning games and events. The research field was interaction design in the context of mobile learning. The research methodology was primarily design-based supported by collaboration between participating disciplines of game design, education and information technology. As such, the resulting MiLK application is a synthesis of current pedagogical models and experimental interaction design techniques and technologies.

MiLK is a dynamic learning resource for incorporating both formal and informal teaching and learning practices while exploiting mobile phones and contemporary digital social tools in innovative ways. MiLK explicitly addresses other predominant themes in educational scholarship that relate to current education innovation and reform such as personalised learning, life-long learning and new learning spaces.

The success of this project is indicated through rigorous trials and actual uptake of MiLK by international participants in Australia, UK, US and South Africa. MiLK was awarded for excellence in the use of emerging technologies for improved learning and teaching as a finalist (top 3) in the Handheld Learning and Innovation Awards in the UK in 2008.

MiLK was awarded funding from the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design in 2008 to prepare the MiLK application for development. MiLK has been awarded over $230,000 from ACID since 2006. The resulting application and research materials are now being commercialised by a new company, ‘ACID Services’.

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ID Code: 31555
Item Type: Creative Work (Digital/Creative Work)
Additional Information: Finalist (top 3), Handheld Learning and Innovation Awards, UK. 2008. Awarded for excellence in the use of emerging technologies for improved learning and teaching. Finalist (top 10), ATOM MiLK was judged one of the top 10 Best Educational Multimodal Productions at the 2008 Enhance TV Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards.
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Communications Programmer
  • David M. Wallace
Researcher
  • Colleen Morgan
Media Production
  • Duzhi Sherwin Huang
Funders: Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Material: software application
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Interaction Design, Mobile Learning, Education Innovation, Design-Based Research, Mobile Web, User Interface Design, e-learning, Game Design, Serious Games
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Interactive Media (190205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 13:33

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